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Wright no longer right for Crows


Crows midfielder Matthew Wright has become the victim of Adelaide’s industrious trade period, delisted by the club after six years.

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The 25-year-old played 94 games after being drafted as a rookie in 2009. He had 28 touches in the Crows’ win over Gold Coast this year, but fell out of favour in the back half of the season, plying his trade in the SANFL.

Unable to cement a place as a starting inside midfielder in a star-studded engine room, he was rotated through half forward, kicking 63 goals including a career-high four against Geelong in 2013.

Crows Head of Football David Noble thanked Wright for his commitment, saying he “worked hard to get the most out of himself”.

“Matthew was very professional during his time at West Lakes and he always put the team’s needs first,” Noble said in a statement.

“He was a popular member of our playing group and the club wishes him all the best for the future.”

Wright was linked with a trade to Brisbane two years ago when the Crows fruitlessly chased Jared Polec’s signature.

The club has two live first-round selections in the forthcoming national draft, to be held in Adelaide.

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